Clermont-Ferrand Tourist Traps

  • Overview at the Place de la Victoire
    Overview at the Place de la Victoire
    by Jerelis
  • Sam and I at the square.
    Sam and I at the square.
    by Jerelis
  • Two beautiful ladies.
    Two beautiful ladies.
    by Jerelis

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    Place Victoire – Enjoy the vibrancy.

    by Jerelis Written Dec 14, 2012

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    Before we decided where we wanted to go for a stop during the summer of 2012, of course we did some research on Google. Like I said before we ended up at Clermont-Ferrand, because where it was situated One of the things that intrigued me immediately during my internet search was the fact that there was an Centre Acien (ancient old town) right at the city center of the city of the village. The square of Place de la Victoire is the natural center of this ancient old town and therefore a must visit. It is great fun and very interesting not to just walk towards the square in one direct line, but wonder a bit around. We walked via Rue Saint Esprit (where we had a snack) to Rue Abbé Grand with its lovely little square and finally hiked the small alleys in and around Rue Savaron. Finally we entered the Place de le Victoire via the north side next to the cathedral, a great spot to admire the beauty of this great square.

    Once we were at the square we just had to look up to the beautiful facades of the surrounding buildings. Besides that we admired all the people at the square, they just seemed so relaxed reading their books near the statue and fountains or the chatting French people at the terraces. So maybe it is a good tip to have a cold refreshment at one of the terraces, sit on a comfortable chair, just look around and enjoy the vibrancy of this beautiful spot. We did it and definitely liked it. Enjoy!

    Address: Place de la Victoire, Clermont-Ferrand.
    Directions: We parked our car for free at Avenue Colonel Gaspard. We simply hiked our way up north towards the towers of the cathedral, you can’t miss it.

    Enjoy the vibe! The cathedral facing Place de la Victoire.
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    Place Victoire – French Revolution.

    by Jerelis Written Dec 14, 2012

    Without a doubt is the Place de la Victoire the busy centre of the Centre Acien (ancient old town) and therefore a bit of a tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :)

    The Victory Square was built after the French Revolution, which is a good explanation for the name of course. At all the sides of the square you will see magnificent buildings. Most in arcade and baroque style and are mostly restaurants or pubs with beautiful terraces in front of it. Together with a nice row of trees this gives some amazing flavor to the square. Besides that the Place de la Victoire is where lots of shopping streets and up to and makes it quite a beautiful pedestrian space.

    The most dominant building is of course the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption at the northern part of the square. You simply can’t miss it. This beautiful cathedral is built in Gothic style between the 13th and the 19th century with this typical black volcanic stone.

    Address: Place de la Victoire, Clermont-Ferrand.
    Directions: We parked our car for free at Avenue Colonel Gaspard. We simply hiked our way up north towards the towers of the cathedral, you can’t miss it.

    Beautiful facades to look at. Having a nice refreshment.
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    Place Victoire – Heart of the historical center.

    by Jerelis Written Dec 14, 2012

    Clermont-Ferrand ranks amongst the oldest cities of France. This was not the reason why we visited it. We were travelling from the Netherlands to the northern part of Spain and saw that Clermont-Ferrand was at about two third of the distance we needed to cover. Therefore we ended up at a nice hotel in this city. Right after we checked in we decided to pay the city center a visit and were amazed by the beauty of the city and the square Place de la Victoire (Victory Square) in particular. The remains of the amazing history of Clermont-Ferrand can still be seen at this square. Have, for example, a look at the Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption or the statue of d'Urbain at the centre of the square.

    Once hiking your way around in the Centre Acien (ancient old town) of Clermont-Ferrand you can’t miss out on this nice square (called Place de la Victoire) on which all these beautiful historical buildings are situated. Place de la Victoire is the natural centre of the historical part of the city of Clermont-Ferrand: a stage for various minor and major events, a reference point, a meeting place and the starting point or destination for walkers who want to discover the city. Historically speaking, the square began to operate in a shape and size similar to what we see today in the early years of the French Revolution.

    Address: Place de la Victoire, Clermont-Ferrand.
    Directions: We parked our car for free at Avenue Colonel Gaspard. We simply hiked our way up north towards the towers of the cathedral, you can’t miss it.

    Overview at the Place de la Victoire Sam and I at the square. Two beautiful ladies.
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